Simply who will obtain the Critics’ Choice Lifetime Achievement Award this yr? It’s Gumby, dammit! Properly, Eddie Murphy, to be actual, because the veteran comedian and actor’s resurgence continues.
The Saturday Evening Dwell alum and Oscar-nominated actor will likely be feted for his extraordinary roles through the years, most just lately his portrayal of Rudy Ray Moore in Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Title, for which he’s up for Greatest Actor on the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards and the 77th Golden Globes.
The Critics Choice Affiliation notes that Murphy is probably the most commercially profitable African-American actor within the film historical past and one of many top-five box-office performers total. He’s on the quick record of actors who’ve starred in a number of $100 million photos throughout the previous three many years, from Beverly Hills Cop to Daddy Day Care. A few of his different most beloved hits embrace 48 HRS., Buying and selling Locations, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, Bowfinger, The Nutty Professor and Shrek.
He hosted Saturday Evening Dwell this month in his first full go to to the NBC late-night staple since he was a castmember from 1980-84, drawing the present’s finest rankings in 2 1/2 years. Throughout the December 21 episode, he reprised his well-known Gumby, Buchwheat and Velvet Jones characters and paid a return go to to “Mister Robinson’s Neighborhood.”
Murphy, who scored a Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for 2007’s Dreamgirls, will settle for his CCA honor on Sunday, January 12, at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The CW will air the silver anniversary Critics’ Choice Awards stay at 7 pm ET and delayed within the West at 7 p.m. PT. Taye Diggs will host the present, and Kristen Bell will obtain the fourth annual #SeeHer Award.
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